I believe that architecture has the power to influence every aspect of the human world. The best architecture affects humans physically, mentally, emotionally, and metaphysically. This belief has instilled in me a level of respect for great architectural design. Concurrently, I believe that architecture is experiencing a dramatic shift. The advent of technology and sustainability, when combined with the economic downturn, is changing the pedagogy, practice, and process of architecture. The new direction of architecture, to me, is a carefully balanced combination of traditional theory, practice, and history with modern technology, processes, and solutions. Although, the overall goal of creating a built environment that positively affects the human world will always remain.
I decided at a younger age than many that I wanted to be an architect. I drew my first floor plan when I was only a freshman in high school and have been obsessed with architecture ever since. The eight years that have passed since that very first floor plan allowed me to experience every aspect of architectural education imaginable. I have been privileged to study under many different architects and professionals, absorbing every little bit of what they taught. Additionally, working at a professional architecture firm since the day I turned sixteen has equipped me with technical skills that have proven to be priceless.